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EXPERIMENTAL Script Idea for School....

Post by ColinWorley » Sun May 20, 2007 5:41 pm

Hey guys, this is SE7. I have to make a short film (5-10 mins long) due by this Friday. So I'm gonna be pretty rushed on it..

I want to make an experimental/drama short and wanted some suggestions from everyone.

I was thinking of starting the film off with random shots (hence the experimental portion) with crazy editing to make it weird... but as the movie progresses, we realize that the beginning was from a mentally ill person's point of view.

The end of the film is then somewhat more of a drama...

Anyways, it might sound pretty crazy, so I need some help and suggestions to really make this cool...

Thanks, OH, and by the way, this is competing for money, so PLEASE... if you would, give me some suggestions...

Thanks a lot,
Colin

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Post by KultFilmsEntertainment » Sun May 20, 2007 10:11 pm

First of all, anything involving a mentally ill individual must be handled realistically and tactfully.

But anyway, perhaps during the initial part of the film, the experimental part is frenzied and fragmented, and suggests characters attempting to do harmful things. But then the film moves away from the mentally ill person's point of view to standard shooting and the audience sees the other characters all trying to help the ill person. The actions seen in the p.o.v. sequence are seen again, only in a context that reveals, ironically, that they are actions intended to help, not harm, the mentally ill person.

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Post by ColinWorley » Sun May 20, 2007 10:41 pm

Wow... Great idea!! That's awesome man! Thanks alot for the response!! Seriously dude, thanks.

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Post by KultFilmsEntertainment » Mon May 21, 2007 1:52 am

No problem! I hope it works out for you.

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Post by Mr.Anderson » Mon May 21, 2007 4:04 am

Warped faces and masks that exaggerate peoples intentions or natural appearance would be an idea. Someone trying to smile and say "Its not so bad" looks to him like some twisted clown type face with a horrifically unproportional and sinister looking smile curling up the sides of their face. Things of that nature.
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Post by ColinWorley » Tue May 22, 2007 12:04 am

Thanks again... you guys are life savers.

So Mr. Anderson, you're saying: the mentally ill man sees people (who are actually trying to help him) and interprets them as being people who want to wish him harm??

Also, another idea to kind of show what he is thinking is making him be a painter, and he paints the bad (or harmful) things around him (so anything he sees and interprets)... then at the end of the film, he paints a peaceful picture after all of the other paintings he made were of destruction, and dramatic things... etc.

Just a thought, but do you have any other suggestions? And please be as clear as possible with your ideas... thanks alot guys..

Oh, also, what would be a good title for this short film that realistically portrays the mood of the film and the experimental feel of it??

Any ideas?

Thanks again guys!!!

~Colin

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Post by kene555 » Tue May 22, 2007 12:12 am

Maybe "Good Intentions" to show that all these people are trying to help.
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Post by SE7 » Tue May 22, 2007 4:08 am

That's a good idea... hmm... maybe something that has a little more of an 'experimental' feel to it.. (that might've made no sense whatsoever) something short, but that reflects the overal mood of the film, something unordinary...

Anyone else?? Thanks again for all who responded.

Colin

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